What Happened Today at the Monastery?
Sun Three: The Pilliyar Kulam gave their news today. The major work of the Kulam has been the upgrade of the 4D Data base, which has been consuming all of Shanmuganathaswami’s and Yogi Jivananandanatha’s time. Shanmuganathaswam is also getting ready for a number of trips he will be taking later this year. Yogi Jothinatha continues to work on filling Hinduism Today with the advertisements needed to support the magazine.
Another major advancement by the Pilliyar Kulam is the establishment of two remote distribution centers. One is In India and one in Malaysia. The Malaysia store front just opened on the web this past week or so. Shanmuganathaswami has been working on this for over a year or more. Inventory of Himalayan Academy Publications are not available locally in both countries making the prices for items very inexpensive because there are no exorbitant shipping charges. Go to “http://www.minimela.com/” and if you are in India or Malaysia, click on the small link in the upper right corner. You will go to a web site with local prices and your items are shipped from our centers in Chennai and Kuala Lumpur.
Monthly Video Summary
Trishul joined the video team this morning, for the first screening of the monthly “Kauai’s Hindu Monastery” summary. This is also Trishul’s last morning with us. He leave to go back to Florida to return to medical school in a few days. Thanks for all the help Trishul!
It’s a video version of the newsletter the monastery produces each month, plus a wonderful excerpt from Gurudeva.
This morning Jon Letman came to interview Palaniswami about Hinduism Today. Jon is a Kauai journalist and is doing a feature for Pacific Business News magazine, so this will be the story of the business side of the magazine.
Jon has written stories about us for many years, and now serves as one half of a two-person team that does all of the media and publications work for the National Tropical Botanical Gardens here on the island. Jon loves India, where he has traveled frequently, and his 3 1/2 year old son is named Kailash.
First New Natchintanai Booklet Released
After several years of work and coordination, Sivakatirswami is finally releasing some of the Natchintanai work. He prepared a small Natchintanai PDF booklet to be used for this summer’s children’s camps in Toronto. It fits on just six letter-sized sheets, is 24 pages long and contains 13 popular songs (just the first verse of the very long ones). You can go to http://www.himalayanacademy.com/natchintanai/ and click on the link to download the PDF’s. The file is already “bookletized” and you will need to take it to Kinkos to get copies printed (on both sides), folded and saddled stitched.
Swami has also posted 180 audio songs of Natchintanai on the web site. Special thanks to Mrs. Meena Thavaratnam in Toronto for all her recordings and Tiru Satkunendran for coordination and support.
Saiva Siddhanta Church Sri Lanka Mission
Sri Subramuniya Kottam -- Siva Yogaswami Guru Puja
We have received these two photos from the Sri Subramuniya Kottam in Sri Lanka celebrating Paramaguru Siva Yogaswami’s Guru Puja this past April.
And below we are happy to announce that the Cyrillic Version of Merging with Siva is nearing completion in the Ukraine. This is the fruit of years of work by Gurudeva’s lone Sishya and spiritual anchor for Saiva Siddhanta and the Kailasa Parampara in Eastern Europe: Chandra Shekharan. Congratulations Chandra and to the hIka publishing team!